File image: Wales' center Hadleigh Parkes (C) passes the ball during the Six Nations rugby union tournament match between France and Wales.
The new week starts with another game that looks like it should be a routine result as Wales clash with Georgia.
While Georgia’s starting XV has some scary sounding names on paper and their team looks like they may run right over you, the reality is that Wales should get their Rugby World Cup campaign off to a winning start. They’re heavily favoured to advance from Pool D and they’ll be keen to prove their credentials early on.
It’s reflected in the betting market as well with Wales 1/50 and Georgia at 20/1. The Handicap has Wales (-27.5) vs Georgia (+27.5) is at 9/10 and Wales (-28.5) vs Georgia (+26.5) is at even money.
The halftime result has Wales at 1/9 and Georgia at 7/1. The Half Time/Full Time prices reflect Wales to claim both halves, as they should, at 1/7 and 17/2 for Georgia to claim the first half and Wales to be in front at the final whistle.
The Welsh are 1/5 at Over 12.5 when it comes to the winning margin and 33/10 for under 12.5. If you’re keen to have a flutter on the Total Points in the game then you can take Under 51.5 vs Over 51.5 at 9/10 and Under 50.5 vs Over 52.5 at evens.
According to the statistics, these two sides have met just once with Wales winning 13:6 at the Millennium Stadium in 2017.
Comparing their form through 2019, Georgia have not bumped tough competition and they were comprehensively beaten by Scotland in a meeting earlier this month. We saw what happened to Scotland over the weekend.
Wales on the other hand managed to go through the Six Nations unbeaten and then won one and lost won in a series against England before two losses to Ireland shortly before the start of the World Cup.
This match will serve as a tune-up of their game plan before they have to play Australia in a few day’s team in a game that will likely decide the winner of their pool.
The Alternative Winning Margin has Wales 21-30 at 3/1, Wales 11-20 at 33/10 and Wales 31-40 at 7/2. if you think it will be a fairly close game you can get Wales 1-10 at 5/1.
The First Half Winning Margin market reflects Wales by 15+ at 11/10, a clear indicator that a try-fest is expected in the first 40 minutes, and Wales by 8-14 at 5/2. Wales by 1-7 is at 3/1.
Want to have a bet on first try-scorer? There’s 6/1 on George North or Josh Adams to score first, Liam Williams is 15/2 and Gareth Davies is 17/2. The first time a Georgian player features on this list is the 25/1 given for Mirian Modebadze.
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